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6/12/2007 4:54:53 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Grassroots Lobbying Protected

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3703


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Topics for June 12, 2007:

1. Victory--Grassroots Lobbying Protected from Federal Control
2. Several Counties Illegally Requiring Evaluation Deadline
3. Fruitvale Public Schools Tries to Oversee Homeschool
4. Attendance Officer Wants to 'Approve' Family's Curriculum
5. Public School Threatens Homeschool Family with Court Action
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Social Benefits of Homeschooling
7. Generation Joshua: Last Chance to Register for Family/Teen Camp

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1. Victory--Grassroots Lobbying Protected from Federal Control

Over the past five months, Home School Legal Defense Association and
other organizations achieved an historic victory--one which would have
been impossible without the help of hundreds of thousands of
homeschoolers and other concerned citizens.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4187


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2. Florida: Several Counties Illegally Requiring Evaluation Deadline

HSLDA received reports from our members that Lake, Glades, Bradford,
and Miami-Dade counties were setting a specific deadline by which the
year-end evaluations of homeschoolers were due. This requirement is
illegal.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4188


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3. Texas: Fruitvale Public Schools Tries to Oversee Homeschool

When a Texas member family withdrew their children from public school
in order to homeschool, they informed the public school as a courtesy.
Their courtesy was reciprocated by unnecessary demands sent to them in
a letter.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4189


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4. Illinois: Attendance Officer Wants to 'Approve' Family's Curriculum

A member family contacted us after public school officials demanded to
review their daughter's curriculum. We informed the official that his
request was not supported by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4190


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5. Michigan: Public School Threatens Homeschool Family with Court
Action

HSLDA intervened when public school district officials tried to tell a
grandmother that she could not begin homeschooling her granddaughter.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4191


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

Socialization starts in the home. That's the subject of Rachel
Gathercole's book, "The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of
Homeschooling," which she discusses this week with program host Mike
Smith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4192


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7. Generation Joshua: Last Chance to Register for Family/Teen Camp

Registration for the fourth annual Generation Joshua Family/Teen Camp
closes Friday, June 15. The camp runs July 1-8 near Chattanooga,
Tennessee at the YMCA Camp Ocoee.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4193



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 11: The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan
Homeschoolers Head into World
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4194

June 9: The Times, Ottawa, Illinois
Colleges, Universities More Welcoming of Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4195

June 9: WorldNetDaily.com
Top Gun Homeschool Debate Kicks Off
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4196

June 6: The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Art Show Displays Talents of Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4197

June 6: The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia
Homeschool Has Graduated
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4198

June 6: World Magazine
Homeschooler Defies Germany's Strict Compulsory School Laws
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4199

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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